Re: Cached file system -- summary and /usr [second attempt]

From: Leif Andersson (
Date: Wed Jan 26 1994 - 10:33:05 CST

A number of people, among them
have commented the possibility to cache-mount /usr. Like them I have
also found that it works with the -O option to mount. It was also
mentioned that this should be done as early as possible in the boot

Provided this question is properly solved I would like to discuss the

Assume a network with one main server and a reasonable number (10 - 20) of
workstations. They have local disks ranging from 100M to 400M. All
user files reside on the server. I suggest that all workstations
should be dataless with the entire free local space taken up by a
cache filesystem, caching /usr, any local software, and home directories.
This way each workstation would automatically get the files _it_ uses.
It would mean a slow system the first few days, but that should be acceptable.


 Leif Andersson Internet: leif@Control.LTH.Se
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